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    These postings are provided to help publicize and provide examples of the efforts of affiliated groups and individuals related to industrial wind energy development. Most of the notices posted here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch.

    posted:  December 22, 2017
    Information, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Michael Hutchins, American Bird Conservancy

    Wind Energy and Birds: Take Action

    What can our readers do to support bird-smart wind energy solutions? First, understand that although climate change is real and must be addressed, we should not be rushing to deploy solutions that damage our continent’s ecologically and economically important birds and bats and their habitats. Beyond their inherent value, these animals perform critical ecological services – such as pest control, pollination, and seed dispersal – that are worth billions of dollars to national economies and enhance the quality of all our lives . . .

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    posted:  March 13, 2017
    Letters, Maine, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Cynthia Charles, Protect Monhegan

    Imminent danger for birds flying the Eastern Seaboard/Atlantic migratory route

    Dear National Wind Watch, I have lived on Monhegan island in Maine for 30 years. Monhegan Island is a small island (1 mi × 3/4 mi) that is located 13 miles off of the coast of Maine, USA, and is a stop-off for many species of birds traveling the Eastern/Atlantic Migratory Flyway route north in the spring and south in the fall along the Eastern coast. In many cases the island is the first piece of land that birds see . . .

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    posted:  January 27, 2014
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    Source:  Tom Wasilewski

    Fish & Wildlife official admits 20 Eagles may be killed annually by proposed Delmarva wind farm

    Download MP4 file (321 MB). This video (sent by Tammy of Somerset County, Md.) was taken at the January 15th public meeting for the “Great Bay Wind Energy Center”, a 150-megawatt industrial wind turbine project proposed for Somerset County on the eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay (Delmarva Peninsula). The developer is Pioneer Green Energy [PGE] of Austin, Texas, which claims to have more than 3,000 megawatts of wind power under development in 16 states. The video shows a U.S. Fish . . .

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    posted:  July 30, 2011
    Action alerts, Comments, U.S., WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Save the Eagles International

    URGENT – please object to new guidelines for birds and windfarms

    Dear all, The US Fish and Wildlife Service is asking the public to send in their comments regarding its revised draft Land-based Wind Energy Guidelines. The deadline for sending your comments is August 4, 2011. This concerns people from anywhere in the world, as these guidelines may inspire other countries and be used as justification for killing protected species. Please submit comments via e-mail to windenergy@fws.gov before August 4th. The Revised Draft Guidelines may be downloaded here: http://www.fws.gov/windenergy/docs/WEG_July_12_%202011.pdf More information . . .

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    posted:  May 27, 2011
    Aesthetics, Environment, Maine, Petitions, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Noah John

    Preserve Downeast Maine from Wind Industrialization

    To: The Maine Land Use Regulatory Commission We, the undersigned, in order to: – Protect wildlife habitats, especially for threatened species Peregrine Falcons and Little Brown Bats, in Hancock County, Maine. – Preserve the scenic beauty of Downeast Maine and the Donnell Pond area for the enjoyment of present and future visitors. REQUEST that you deny the Permit Application for Blue Sky East/First Wind to construct and operate 19 476′ tall, 1.8MW industrial wind turbines on approx. 100 acres of Township . . .

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    posted:  May 13, 2011
    Action alerts, Ontario, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  Beth Harrington

    Industrial Wind Developers Trump Our Natural Environment

    Please read the following release and respond to the Environmental Bill of Rights (Ontario). Send comments to the Ministry of Natural Resources stating your concerns before June 15. To read the entire EBR Posting, go here. Send comments and concerns to: esa.permits.agreements@ontario.ca You may also review the Draft ESA 2007 for more information. Thank you for your attention to this important environmental issue. Picton, ON/May 12, 2011 – The Ministry of Natural Resources (ON) has posted an application under the . . .

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    posted:  April 8, 2011
    Petitions, U.S., WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

    Source:  American Bird Conservancy

    Make Wind Power Bird-Smart

    [Note:  Although Wind Watch finds the premise to be largely unsubstantiated that wind power has any benefit beyond tax avoidance for its investors, the need to protect birds and their environments remains crucial.] Dear U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wind power can be an important energy source for the United States, but it is just as important that it meet high standards to protect birds and other wildlife. Wind farms kill birds – including eagles, songbirds, and endangered species – through collisions . . .

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